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Green Show Home Stars High-Tech

June 20, 2012
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Green Show Home Stars High-Tech

We see or hear about a lot of green homes that are built to be energy-efficient, but don’t employ home technologies that can help their occupants conserve energy and resources while living there. Not so with the Vision House in Los Angeles, where technology is a big part of the sustainable and energy-efficient design....

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Clean Energy, Energy-Efficient Homes on the Rise?

May 15, 2012
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Clean Energy, Energy-Efficient Homes on the Rise?

In the May 2012 issue of Nature Climate Change, authors Joseph E. Aldy, Matthew J. Kotchen and Anthony A. Leiserowitz report survey results that say the average U.S. citizen is willing to pay $162 per year in higher electricity bills for clean energy. The group conducted the study to evaluate support for a national...

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iPads, Energy Monitoring Give Net Zero Builder an Edge

March 28, 2012
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iPads, Energy Monitoring Give Net Zero Builder an Edge

How do you sell “Net Zero” homes that produce all their own energy? One homebuilder, Nexus EnergyHomes in Stevensville, Md., is giving away iPads to the new owners of their homes. The builder has sold seven homes in its North Pointe development in Frederick, Md. The iPads—just iPad 2s for now—aren’t gimmicky enticements. They’re...

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Home Energy Management Through Other Means

March 14, 2012
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Home Energy Management Through Other Means

Who says you need a “home energy management” system to have energy management? To every new buyer of its eco-friendly modular homes, Karoleena Homes in Calgary, Alberta, now recommends the Elan g! Entertainment and Control System, which is not necessarily known for its green cred. In conjunction with Avalanche Electric, Karoleena Homes offers a...

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Green Home Building, Remodeling Equal Marketing Opportunities

February 13, 2012
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Green Home Building, Remodeling Equal Marketing Opportunities

Green homes construction is expected to grow to between 29 percent and 38 percent of the market by 2016, realizing an $87 billion to $144 billion market, reports McGraw-Hill Construction in its new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study. That’s up five-fold from the 17 percent/$17 billion green home construction market in 2011. Construction...

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Report: Building Automation Market to Reach $146 Billion

February 7, 2012
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Report:  Building Automation Market to Reach $146 Billion

A new report from Pike Research says the market for commercial building automation systems will double over the next decade, increasing from $72.5 billion in 2011 to $146.4 billion by 2021. Pike Research’s report, Commercial Building Automation Systems, analyzes the global market for commercial building automation and management systems including security and access, HVAC...

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Catch the LED Wave: An LED Lighting Market Outlook

February 2, 2012
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Catch the LED Wave: An LED Lighting Market Outlook

The U.S. Department of Energy has recently released a pair of reports that sheds light in the market for LED (light emitting diode) lighting. It’s a market that shows great promise, one that consumers in residential and commercial markets are taking notice of—and one whose market longevity may be limited. The DOE’s US Lighting...

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Will Building Energy Management and Zero-Energy Buildings Catch On?

January 31, 2012
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Will Building Energy Management and Zero-Energy Buildings Catch On?

Some recent studies show the promise that building energy management systems and energy efficient buildings are set to take off—at least in the commercial sector. However, that promise is tempered other factors. A report by Pike Research states that global revenues from building energy management systems (BEMS) are expected to rise almost 14 percent...

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7 Green Home Tech Trends of 2011

December 29, 2011
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7 Green Home Tech Trends of 2011

Weird year: 2011 was supposed to be the breakthrough year for home energy management, at least according to this GreenTech Advocates guy. That didn’t quite happen, but there was a lot of progress. Just not exactly the kind we anticipated. There was bad news, too. Google and Microsoft left the energy monitoring party, and...

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Wealthier More Apt to Spend on Home Energy Efficiency

December 12, 2011
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Wealthier More Apt to Spend on Home Energy Efficiency

There’s some good news and bad news from a recently released study by green research firm The Shelton Group—though it is hardly surprising. In short, people are much more receptive to energy efficiency, and they look to it to save money. Yet they remain unknowledgeable about the topic and will withstand triple-digit monthly increases...

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